Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Diseased Tomato Plant?!

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 12:58

Has it been sprayed with anything?

Gradual Steep slope

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 12:47

Oooh!  What a perfect site for a rockery ... if you made the path meander just a bit around a large rock it could be fab

The sort of thing I'm thinking of is a bit like the one on the sloping site next to the garage a little way down this site 

What's the budget ... you could even have a water feature ... a little stream trickling down into a small pool ................................... I'm getting very excited ................ our garden's pretty flat ............... 

Fungus on lawn help

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 11:32

Hi Terence and welcome

They're not doing any harm ... just brush or scrape them off before mowing.  There's no point in trying to dig them out ... the mycelium will be spread out under your garden and is feeding on organic matter in the soil ... old tree roots, dead leaves, manure etc and turning it into a form which can be utilised by the growing grass and plants.  Without fungi we'd have no gardens. 

No need to treat them ... just part of Nature's wonderful display.  

Diseased Tomato Plant?!

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 11:28

Could the marks be damage caused by strong sunlight on droplets of water?  

Are the plants in a greenhouse or outside?


Posted: 08/08/2017 at 11:18

Have patience ... they will appear before very long ... the male flowers always appear first 

Climbing nightshade

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 08:52

Fine to leave ... birds will thank you for the berries ... just don't eat them yourself.  Learn to recognise the leaves so that if it appears in places in the garden where you don't want it you can weed it out. 

slug invasion

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 08:49

I've found that an application of slug-specific nematodes has been really effective 

Plants and herbs infestation

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 07:24

All of those plants need to be outside in fresh air and high light levels. 

Most of them need as close conditions to the Mediterranean area as you can give them ... High light levels and gritty free draining soil so they're not in boggy conditions when you water them.  

Identify this fruit

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 07:17

Yellow cherry plums - Prunus cerasifera - makes great jam, tarts, pies, crumbles etc. Enjoy 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 08/08/2017 at 06:53

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Yvie ((hugs)). 

We had heavy rain last night, but it's dry and still now. Coffee has arrived ...

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